Walter Renwick Wiki – Walter Renwick Biography
Former lumberjack Walter Renwick, 69, said he started wearing a blonde Rod Stewart wig to hide his identity because of anger over the destruction of the much-loved Northumberland tree last month. As a sad stump stands in the place of the former glory of Hadrian’s Wall’s most majestic tree, mystery continues to shroud the case, and almost three weeks after the September 27 felling, no one has been charged. Arrested two days after the tree was cut down and later released on bail, he told The Sunday Times that he was watching Netflix at the time.
Walter Renwick is 69 years old.
When police asked him if he was responsible for the vandalism at Sycamore Gap, Renwick said he responded, “Did I?” The tree, believed to have been one of the most photographed in the country, was a popular spot for tourists and walkers. It is believed to have been planted by Newcastle philanthropist and lawyer John Clayton in the second half of the 19th century, and gained international recognition after appearing in Kevin Costner’s film Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves. It has been excavated twice: between 1908 and 1911 and again between 1982 and 1987, when Roman remains related to Hadrian’s Wall were found. There has been great excitement since the landmark was torn down, with many suggestions about what could be done with the demolished section, including making benches from the wood, a sculpture or souvenirs to sell.